NOVEMBER 3rd 2018O JANUARY 31st 2019
The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland of dazzling colour with millions of lights and animated displays. Displays are set up along the Niagara Parkway between Clifton Hill and Dufferin Islands- where the whole area is illuminated in brilliant colour. The surrounding tourist districts continue the brilliance with displays at the bottom of Clifton Hill. Victoria Ave. has a life size Santa’s Sleigh led by two reindeer, take a moment to get your photo while sitting in the sleigh, and a little further down there is a cluster of giant 6′ light bulbs. Near the Upside Down House don’t miss the heros in a half-shell, Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael &Donatello the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The Fallsview Tourist District also includes spectacular illumination of the two pedestrian crosswalks leading to and from the Fallsview Casino Resort, stunning lamppost illuminations found along Fallsview Boulevard and Stanley Avenue, and Murray Hill ( our home street) aka Snowflake Hill, which is illuminated with gorgeous lamppost snowflake displays leading you into the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland
Special illuminations and shows include Niagara’s iconic Skylon Tower – Countless hours of logistical planning and programming have gone into developing the computerized light show for Niagara’s iconic 520 foot tall Skylon Tower. The Special sound and light shows takes place on Fallsview Blvd and laser light shows are offered on specific days.
The Winter Festival of Lights opening ceremonies is an event not to be missed. Stunning entertainment, a fireworks show and of course the annual, most anticipated “flipping the switch” to turn on the lights and officially start the new winter season. In 2018 Opening Ceremonies will be taking place on Nov. 3rd.
DECK THE FALLS
Don’t forget to visit us for the Deck the Falls event starting on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15! This year we are hosting Christmas Cocktails on the heated patio at Coco’s restaurant serving up a variety of festive cocktails.
CASCADES OF FIRE
For the first time ever, Niagara Falls will host the Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition. Featuring 18-minute pyrotechnic shows synchronized to music. Show dates are November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18 at 9 pm. This year’s competition will feature presentations from China, Finland, Brazil, Vietnam, Italy with a special finale by the host country Team Canada.
The Winter Festival of Lights will be taking place November 3rd, 2018- January 31st, 2019.
Check out our Niagara Falls events page for more things to do in Niagara Falls.